columbus oh homes for sale: How to shop for homes from 1000 miles away. - 07/07/11 10:12 AM

As a relocation specialist, I am always up to the task of previewing homes for my out-of-town clients.  But usually they come to town at some point to see homes in person, and make a decision.  Imagine my surprise when a new client last fall informed me that he would NOT be coming to Columbus, OH to finalize his search for a new home.  So I got to pick out his new home.  Not a problem.  I wish I got to pick out all my clients homes - it might save us all lots of time.  "NO, you don't want … (3 comments)

columbus oh homes for sale: Understanding Central Ohio real estate: "Highest and Best Use" - 06/28/11 06:12 PM

Way back in 2003 (ha,ha), when I was taking my real estate pre-licensing courses, part of my education touched on the standard real estate concept of "highest and best use" of properties.  For most of my readers that may not be familiar with the term, here is a definition, in a parable:
John and Mary Smith build a house in 1920 on a quiet 2 lane road.  This home is located at 822 Elm Street.  John and Mary raise their children in the home, and they pass away in 1975.  John and Mary's children have sinced moved out of town, … (1 comments)

columbus oh homes for sale: Dear Listing Agent: DO YOUR HOMEWORK! - 05/24/11 05:55 AM

As a relocation specialist, I work with relocation buyers all over our metro area, and even into the surrounding counties.  I am currently working with a buyer that is looking in Reynoldsburg, the city (an easterly suburb of Columbus) in which I have lived for nearly 20 years.  I keep up on general market activity in my town, but not to the extent of reviewing a large volume of active listings and recently sold properties. 
In doing research for this buyer, I am coming across a disturbing trend: listing agents are taking overpriced listings.  Now I realize that OBEYING our … (0 comments)

columbus oh homes for sale: Reynoldsburg, OH Real Estate Market update for newer homes: Deals, Deals, Deals... - 03/01/11 07:07 AM

I try to keep tabs on the real estate market here in Reynoldsburg, OH on a regular basis.  I generally know what neighborhoods are selling well, and what homes are selling for in those neighborhoods.  Generally.  In the real estate business, we really can't understand our local real estate market until we start to "crunch the numbers", which is the phrase that I use most of the time. 
I had a competitive listing appointment in a neighborhood that I pass by all the time, but where I have not showed or sold any homes.  In doing my CMA (I usually … (0 comments)

columbus oh homes for sale: Dear Mr/Ms Buyer: Please take 2 doses of reality, and call me in the morning. - 02/17/11 06:21 AM
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I lost a first time homebuyer client today.  We had been searching for several months for that perfect home.  I'm not resentful to this buyer, even though we spent several trips together looking at homes.  She wanted to find "it"--the perfect home, in move-in condition, within the budget parameters.  Today, I can confess that the perfect home for her does not exist right now, and hasn't since last summer.  I don't think her expectations were completely unrealistic, but the geographic criteria were very limiting.  If we searched for another few months, or maybe up to a year, it's possible that … (2 comments)

columbus oh homes for sale: Foreclosure Deal in Canal Winchester, OH - Handyperson special...only for the VERY HANDY... - 08/31/10 02:11 PM
Went out today to take a look at this house with an investor client of mine.  This is a newly updated foreclosure listing in Canal Winchester, OH, which is a suburb of Columbus, OH.  He is always on the lookout for good project homes that are too nasty for the normal handy homeowner to want, but not needing any major renovation.  He generally looks for foreclosure homes in Reynoldsburg, OH and East Columbus, OH.  He likes projects that are close to his home in Pickerington.
Now the listing photos for this house were taken before July 2,2010, the date of the … (1 comments)

 
Don Corson (Coldwell Banker Realty)

Don Corson

Columbus, OH

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